Vampire Billionaire of the Bayou #SampleSunday

Mary-Alice preferred small-town papers to the big-city ones. The local papers featured good news, like high school valedictorians and award-winning pumpkins. The big newspapers showcased all the worst explosions, fires, famines, and murders from all over the world. Mary-Alice didn’t think human beings were intended to take on all the world’s misery at once. One town’s problems were surely enough.

The No-Tell Motel #SampleSunday

Mary-Alice preferred small-town papers to the big-city ones. The local papers featured good news, like high school valedictorians and award-winning pumpkins. The big newspapers showcased all the worst explosions, fires, famines, and murders from all over the world. Mary-Alice didn’t think human beings were intended to take on all the world’s misery at once. One town’s problems were surely enough.

The Two-Body Problem #SampleSunday

When the owner of the French Quarter’s premier joke and novelty shop, Jape & Jest, dies, Mary-Alice and Swamp Team Three investigate. But the ladies soon find that nothing is as it seems in this case, and an unseen killer might have the last laugh. 

Mary-Alice Moves In. #SampleSunday

The two women headed up the street to where the Baptist and the Catholic churches faced each other across the road. Mary-Alice thought of West Side Story. She envisioned the Baptist ladies facing off against Celia and her friends, both sides snapping their fingers and menacing each other with jazz hands.

Schooled. #SampleSunday

“What’s Celia complaining about this time? Did I wash my car on a Tuesday? Wear off-white before Labor Day?”
Sheriff Lee fidgeted and cleared his throat.
“Celia Arceneaux is dead, Fortune.”